God Sides with You

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Our spiritual “deflector shields” (nod to Star Trek) collapse from exhaustion, repetition, and alienation. Read more

Naked Before God

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During this time of tumult and trouble that is ripping apart families and friends, neighbors and nations, we need to stop pretending that we’re ok. That’s what Adam and Eve did when they dressed in fig leaves. They were not “ok,” and neither are we. Read more

Err on the Side of Mercy

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When, after millennia, Jesus, the Son of God in the flesh, stepped into the history of humanity, people didn’t know what to think of Him. Read more

Make No Provision For Sin

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There’s an aspect of this sin from which we all can learn and bolster our righteousness. Notice that Paul wrote, “make no provision.” Read more

A Returned Man

Leprosy was a “type” for sin: it was loathsome, spreading, incurable, and the Israelites were to avoid lepers. Yet Jesus, seeing the leper’s faith, reached into his condition, into “sin”, and touched the man. Read more

Envy

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For us that are in Christ Jesus, by faith children of God, to casually receive and allow worldly sins which the enemy of God uses to damn those made in God’s image to allow those sins to permeate our lives, now that is just unacceptable and needful of repentance. Read more

Cockle Burrs

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As we talked, my wife’s friend meticulously pulled each burr from the dog’s fur. Watching her, I realized that the dog required help, for the animal was unable to remove these painful burrs herself. Read more

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